Local News

  • New school at center of school board talks

    Much of the discussion at last Monday’s Washington County School Board meeting revolved around the construction of the new Washington County High School. Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects and ZH Commissioning were on hand to enlighten the board on the project’s progress, as well as answer questions about when it will be completed.

    Eric Steva, senior project manager at Ross Tarrant, let the board know right away that the project was making good time, despite weather delaying the pouring of asphalt.

  • Yankeys open their hearts to adoption

    No matter where you’re looking to adopt, the adoption process can be very scary for anyone.

    Throw in interacting with a country that has only been open to adoption for a few years, is under strong influence from militia groups and requires at least a three-week stay from adoptive parents, and it’s a whole other type of “scary.”

  • Burg bridge closed to traffic, but won’t be removed

    The Washington County fiscal court met in regular session this past Friday, and the status of the ‘Burg bridge was the main topic of discussion on the agenda.

    County Judge-Executive John Settles shared with the court that the state bridge inspector’s report suggested that it should remain closed to all through traffic.

    There was some hope that the bridge could be reopened but with the stipulation of a smaller weight limit than the previous one of three tons.

  • Don’t forget Santa letters

    If you have a wishlist for Santa Claus this year, don’t forget to send us your letters, so we can make sure they get to jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself.

    We’ll make sure Santa gets each and every letter, so he’ll know just what you want for Christmas this year.

    We’ll publish the letters and photos in our Santa Section in the Dec. 25 issue of The Springfield Sun.

    The deadline to submit letters is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

    Mail or bring your letter in a sealed envelope to 108 Progress Ave.

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  • The Caring Place celebrates 20 years

    For The Caring Place, it’s a constant struggle.

    The organization that’s based in Lebanon has been part of the fight to put an end to domestic violence for 20 years, and they’re showing no sign of slowing, because neither is the behavior they’re trying to stop.

  • News briefs 11/20

    Santa Letters
    The deadline to submit Santa Letters to The Springfield Sun is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photos may be submitted with letters. Make sure to include your name, age and address. Age limit for letters is 11 years old. The letters will be judged with the first place winner receiving $15, second place receiving $10 and third receiving $5. The letters will appear in the Santa Section on Wednesday, Dec. 25.  (On news stands Dec. 24)

  • Q&A with Sen. Tom Buford

    Sen. Tom Buford, R-Jessamine County, announced his intentions to seek re-election in 2014 for the 22nd Kentucky State Senatorial seat on Nov. 8.

    Though Buford has been part of the general assembly since originally being elected in 1990, he’s a new face to many local residents, as Washington and Mercer counties were added to Buford’s district during redistricting this past summer. They join Jessamine, Garrard and Fayette, which were represented by Buford under the previous alignment.

  • City council discusses upcoming projects

    Despite holding a groundbreaking on Aug. 29, progress on the construction of the new building that will house the Washington County Fire Protection Association and Washington County Fire Department has yet to be made.

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith addressed the delay at last Tuesday’s city council meeting, saying that it had been explained to the city that a change in manufacturer was the reason for the wait.

    The building will be a Butler metal building, but the specifications that had engineering approval were for another brand.